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AlignLife Of Norton Shores Makes A Brighter Christmas For Kids In Muskegon »

December 22, 2014 at 8:13AM PST | Source: AlignLife

Imagine waking up Christmas morning without any presents under the tree. That is a reality for some children in Muskegon, thankfully there are those who are making sure that doesn't happen.
Muskegon, Mi (PRWEB) December 21, 2014 - AlignLife of Norton Shores is spreading Christmas joy to a child in need while at the same time helping people get their health back. Mission for area People is a non-profit community-based organization committed to serving those persons in Muskegon County who are unable to find resources to meet their needs to improve the quality of life. Dr. Michael Rykse wanted to do a Toy Drive that would make an impact in the local community and he knew he found that when he heard what MAP was doing. Each year MAP provides gifts to children ages 1-18...

Sky Zone Trampoline Park Opens In Mount Sinai »

December 22, 2014 at 8:05AM PST | Source: Sky Zone
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New Location Provides Area Residents With High-Flying, Active Fun
December 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // MOUNT SINAI, NY - Sky Zone Trampoline Park has opened its doors in Mount Sinai to offer a thrilling experience for the whole family atop a court of connecting trampolines. Specializing in Active Fun, the creator of the world's first indoor trampoline park has a variety of gravity defying activities that will get people of all ages jumping for joy. Residents can now hop into Sky Zone to check out the wildly popular activity that has the whole country bouncing off the walls.
Sky Zone's all-walled trampoline courts are designed as a fun and fit outing for all ages, shapes and sizes. The innovative trampoline park offers a variety of activities for everyone to enjoy including Open Jump, allowing guests to leap, bound and soar and Ultimate Dodgeball, a friendly and healthy dodgeball competition...

Woodcraft Announces Season 22 Of "The American Woodshop" With Co-Hosts Scott And Suzy Phillips »

December 22, 2014 at 7:59AM PST | Source: Woodcraft

Woodcraft is proud to continue as a sponsor of "The American Woodshop" in its 22nd season on PBS that begins Saturday, Dec. 20.
PARKERSBURG, W. VA. (PRWEB) December 19, 2014 - "The American Woodshop" co-hosts Scott and Suzy Phillips will launch the show's 22nd season – "Bringing It Home" – on Saturday, December 20. Check with your local PBS station for airtimes.
Woodcraft Supply, LLC, the Kreg Tool Company, Easy Wood Tools, the Gorilla Glue Company, and O'Keeffe's Working Hands provide funding for "The American Woodshop," which is produced by WBGU-TV in Bowling Green, Ohio, and carried on 350 plus PBS stations.
"Why is 'The American Woodshop' different? It is because we are doing projects for the homeowner that they can do," Scott said...

Steve Downin Returns To His Roots By Opening A Spring-Green Lawn Care Franchise »

December 22, 2014 at 7:52AM PST | Source: Spring-Green Lawn Care

Indiana Owner Leverages Spring-Green Lawn Care's Extensive Franchise Support System
Columbus, Indiana (PRWEB) December 19, 2014 - Steve Downin has been in the lawn care industry since graduating college in the early 1980s. Needing a way to grow his business and ensure continued success, Downin, owner of Right-of-Way-Turf-Ornamental, Inc., looked to Spring-Green Lawn Care for an opportunity to ensure stability in what can be a tumultuous industry. Now, the industry veteran is combining his wealth of experience with Spring-Green's own reputation as the nationwide leader in lawn and tree care services by opening a new Spring-Green Lawn Care franchise in the Columbus, Indiana area.
Downin began his career in lawn care working for his father's lawn maintenance company after college...

RedBrick Pizza® Announces Expansion Plans For Kentucky »

December 22, 2014 at 7:42AM PST | Source: RedBrick Pizza

Founder and leadership team to host Taste & Tour Franchise Event in Louisville, Jan. 15
December 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // DALLAS - RedBrick Pizza, the fast-casual restaurant serving up gourmet artisan pizza baked to perfection in just 3 minutes in a 1000 open flame terra cotta oven, is launching an expansion campaign to add more than a dozen restaurants in Kentucky over the next three years.
The company will host a VIP Taste & Tour franchise event from 6-9:30 p.m. at the Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham in Louisville on January 15. Franchise prospects will have an opportunity to meet RedBrick Pizza Founder Jim Minidis, learn about the award-winning concept and talk with company executives in person.
The event will include a visit to the newly-opened RedBrick Pizza at Mall St...

Planet Fitness Rings In The New Year As The Official Fitness Sponsor Of Times Square's New Year's Eve Celebration »

December 22, 2014 at 7:32AM PST | Source: Planet Fitness

Brand to be featured on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015"
25,000 spectators in Times Square to receive Planet Fitness-branded mittens and participate in a special cheer led by show co-host Jenny McCarthy
NEWINGTON, N.H. - Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and affordable prices, is joining the biggest party of the year, Times Square's New Year's Eve celebration. As the official fitness sponsor of the event, 25,000 spectators in Times Square will receive Planet Fitness-branded mittens to keep their hands warm during the final countdown to the New Year. The brand will also be featured on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015," with show co-host Jenny McCarthy leading the crowd in a special Planet Fitness New Year's Eve cheer to be featured on air...

Windshield Repair Franchise Opens In Contra Costa County »

December 22, 2014 at 7:28AM PST | Source: SuperGlass Windshield Repair

SuperGlass franchise #310 opens in Concord, CA. Mobile windshield repair, headlight restoration, and glass scratch removal now available at reasonable prices to fleets, dealerships, insurance customers and general public.
Concord, CA - December 19, 2014 - (PR.com) - SuperGlass Windshield Repair opens another new location, this time in Concord, Ca to serve the contra Costa County community with professional mobile windshield repair. In addition to windshield repair, SuperGlass also performs headlight restoration, a hydrophobic windshield treatment, and glass scratch removal to restore windshield wiper arcs, shower doors, aquarium glass, along with boat and aircraft glass. SuperGlass has over 300 locations across the country in communities where most people live...

Home Care Assistance Of The Lehigh Valley Expands To Fulfill Growing Needs Of Senior Population »

December 22, 2014 at 7:24AM PST | Source: Home Care Assistance

The Home Care Assistance team promotes Rachel Geiger, Client Care Manager, and hires new Employee Care Manager, Marsha Abrams.
Allentown, PA (PRWEB) December 19, 2014 - Home Care Assistance of the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania's premier provider of in-home care for seniors, is proud to announce the expansion of its staff and new leadership responsibilities. Home Care Assistance welcomes Marsha Abrams to the team as the newest Employee Care Manager (ECM). As an ECM, Marsha will be responsible for recruiting the best caregivers, training them in the company's proprietary programs, such as The Balanced Care Method™ and scheduling them based on the clients' needs and preferences. She will also assist with activities to further grow business in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas...

Schlotzsky's Opens First Russian Location »

December 22, 2014 at 6:32AM PST | Source: Schlotzsky's

Successful Moscow Grand Opening Marks Debut of Brand in Former Soviet Countries, More than 50 Additional Restaurants to Follow
AUSTIN, Texas - December 19, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Schlotzsky's®, home of The Original® oven-baked sandwich and famous Fresh-from-Scratch® buns, has debuted its first location in Russia, part of a plan that will add more than 50 restaurants throughout seven former Soviet countries over the next 10 years.
The fast-casual brand debuted in Kamergerskiy, a historical area in Moscow, Nov. 10 and served more than 1,000 customers in the first week alone.
"Schlotzsky's is such a unique brand and we are happy to finally have a presence in Russia," said Master Franchisee Mehmet Akpinar...

Red Robin Serves Up The Cure Burger For Holiday Hangover Relief »

December 22, 2014 at 6:26AM PST | Source: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Exclusive Menu Item is "Just What the Doctor Ordered" After a Long Holiday Season
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Suffering from an in-law overdose? Recovering from a shopping overload? Planning on feeling a little fuzzy? With more than a third (35 percent) of Americans* planning to drink on New Year's Eve already predicting a hangover on New Year's Day, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (Red Robin) has the perfect remedy for guests in need of some relief this holiday season! To ring in the New Year, the Gourmet Burger Authority™ will unveil The Cure Burger, available by request only at participating restaurants nationwide beginning January 1.
To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www...

Starwood Hotels Sells Philadelphia Airport Complex To The Lightstone Group »

December 22, 2014 at 6:21AM PST | Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

STAMFORD, Conn. - December 22, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced that it has completed the sale of the Philadelphia Airport Complex to The Lightstone Group and its affiliates. Located on Island Avenue one mile from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), the Philadelphia Airport Complex consists of three Starwood properties including the 252-room Sheraton Suites Philadelphia Airport, the 177-room Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Airport and the 136-room Aloft Philadelphia Airport. All three properties will be operated by Island Hospitality, undergo renovations and continue to fly the three brand flags.
"We are pleased to announce the sale of the Philadelphia Airport Complex, furthering our asset-light strategy," said Simon Turner, President of Global Development for Starwood...

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. To Announce Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2014 Results On February 3, 2015 »

December 22, 2014 at 6:17AM PST | Source: Chipotle Mexican Grill

DENVER - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Dec. 22, 2014 - Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG), the national chain of burrito restaurants known for serving Food With Integrity, today announced that it will host a conference call to discuss fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 4:30 PM Eastern time. A press release with fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results will be issued at approximately 4:00 PM Eastern time that same day.
The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing 1-800-967-7135 or for international callers by dialing 1-719-325-2122. A replay will be available one hour after the call and can be accessed by dialing 1-877-870-5176 or 1-858-384-5517 for international callers; the password is 3513793...

HoneyBaked Offers Convenient Extended Hours This Holiday »

December 22, 2014 at 5:59AM PST | Source: HoneyBaked Ham Co. and Cafe

HoneyBaked eliminates stress to ensure the Holidays are a time for Celebration!
ATLANTA - Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - With only a few days left until Christmas, HoneyBaked* is prepping for celebrations just like the rest of the country. In anticipation of the hustle and bustle of the quickly approaching holiday, its 400 stores will open early and remain open late all the way through Christmas Eve. HoneyBaked hopes that these extended hours will give customers one less reason to stress.
Whether you live for cozy kitchens filled with baking pans and cook books, or prefer to let the kitchen simply serve as a place to gather, HoneyBaked is here to be your holiday one-stop-shop. If you're looking for the perfect centerpiece entrée, all HoneyBaked Hams® and Roasted or Smoked Turkey Breasts are fully cooked and ready to serve...

South Calgary Fit Body Boot Camp Will Host Its Grand Opening Event Saturday, Jan 31 »

December 22, 2014 at 5:53AM PST | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Derek Shannon, owner of the new South Calgary Fit Body Boot Camp, announces a Grand Opening celebration that will be held on Saturday, January 31st from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Calgary, AB (PRWEB) December 19, 2014 - Fit Body Boot Camp, North America's fastest growing and most popular indoor fitness boot camp franchise, has opened a new location in South Calgary, Alberta. The new location will provide residents in the South Calgary area with the Unstoppable Fitness Formula™, the exercise and business model that has allowed the popular boot camp brand to establish itself as a powerful emerging force in the health and fitness industry.
Derek Shannon, owner of the South Calgary Fit Body Boot Camp, is proud to announce the expansion of his already highly successful fitness business network...

The Dwyer Group Brands Ranked Among Franchise 500 »

December 22, 2014 at 5:48AM PST | Source: Dwyer Group, The

Continuing 3 Year Award Streak across 7 Brands
WACO, Texas (PRWEB) December 19, 2014 - Since 2012, all seven of The Dwyer Group brands have consistently ranked on Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500. "We are pleased that all of our brands have been ranked once again," said Mike Bidwell, CEO of The Dwyer Group. "This continued success is evidence of our dedication to franchising, our franchisees, and their customers."
Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 is an annual ranking of the best franchises based on financial and statistical data listed in surveys completed by franchisors across the nation. All franchises are judged based on identical criteria regardless of size.
The list honors franchisors that offer the best opportunities for success based on criteria such as financial strength, stability, growth rate and size of the system...

Ben & Jerry's Gets A Bit Nutty With Half Baked For The Holidays »

December 22, 2014 at 5:42AM PST | Source: Ben & Jerry's

Peanut Butter Version of Most Popular Flavor Unveiled
BURLINGTON, Vt. - December 18, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Ben & Jerry's Flavor Gurus call it a new flavor. Existing "Half Baked" fans, especially given the holiday season, may consider it more of a gift. To celebrate Half Baked's decade and a half of success, and because everyone knows that the holidays can be a bit nutty, Ben & Jerry's is proud to unveil Peanut Butter Half Baked! The newest version in the Half Baked family includes a tasty twosome of chocolate and peanut butter ice creams mixed with gobs of peanut butter cookie dough and fudge brownies. "'Tis the season for togetherness," said Flavor Guru Peter Lind, who saw the concept through to a fully baked idea, "so we thought why not be peanut buttery and chocolaty togetherness?"
The original Half Baked ice cream flavor, which was launched almost 15 years ago, combines two of Ben & Jerry's most popular offerings: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice creams...

Wyndham Hotel Group Signs Deal For Seven Properties In Peru »

December 22, 2014 at 5:38AM PST | Source: Wyndham Worldwide

Partner Costa del Sol to Open 1,000 Rooms under the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® Brand
PARSIPPANY, N.J. (December 18, 2014) – Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company with approximately 7,590 hotels and part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), announced the signing of a franchise agreement with local partner Costa del Sol to open 1,000 rooms across seven Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® branded properties that will open within the next year in key destinations across Peru.
The agreement includes the conversion of six properties, located in Tumbes, Chiclayo, Lima Airport, Trujillo, Cajamarca and Piura, to the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand as well as the construction of a new 144-room property in Lima...

U-Save Truck & Car Rental Recognized By NIADA As National Member Benefit Partner »

December 22, 2014 at 5:20AM PST | Source: U-Save Auto Rental

RIDGELAND, MS - Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - U-Save Car & Truck Rental has been approved by the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association as an endorsed NIADA National Member Benefit partner. U-Save is one the nation's largest neighborhood car rental providers, making it a great choice for NIADA members to add a U-Save franchise to their existing automotive business.
U-Save has been in the rental car business for more than 35 years, with over 200 car and truck rental locations around the world. U-Save provides car rental discounts to businesses, individuals, and families with fast, friendly, economical service – all with a personal touch. From your neighborhood or local airport to the nation's major markets and most popular vacation spots, U-Save provides discount car rental prices with top-of-the-line auto rental customer service...

DoubleTree By Hilton Expands Its Portfolio In Spain »

December 22, 2014 at 5:07AM PST | Source: Doubletree Hotels, Suites, Resorts

Upscale Hotel Brand Welcomes Guests to New Doubletree by Hilton Girona
December 22, 2014 // Franchising.com // GIRONA, Spain and MCLEAN, Va. - DoubleTree by Hilton today opens the doors to its latest upscale property in Spain with a hotel situated in the heart of charming Girona. URH Hotel Girona has undergone a refresh and is now operating as the DoubleTree by Hilton Girona under a franchise agreement with Hilton Worldwide. The hotel will continue to be owned and operated by URH & Co. Hoteliers under the new leadership of General Manager Pere Vila.
John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said, "Guests at DoubleTree by Hilton Girona can look forward to experiencing the unique service culture that is at the heart of our growing portfolio of more than 50 upscale hotels in Europe, with DoubleTree by Hilton Girona marking our fourth property in Spain...

Cruise Planners Remains Best Franchise To Own In The Travel Industry Based On Entrepreneur's Annual Franchise 500 List »

December 22, 2014 at 5:01AM PST | Source: Cruise Planners

Cruise Planners is No. 1 on Entrepreneur's Annual Franchise 500 List within the travel category for the 12th consecutive year.
Coral Springs, FL (PRWEB) December 19, 2014 - Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, the nation's largest home-based travel agency franchise network in the industry, continues to be one of the best franchises to own and remains in the highest ranking in the "Travel Industry" category for the twelfth year in a row. In 2015, Cruise Planners ranks in the No. 22 spot on Entrepreneur's Annual Franchise 500 List.
"Our first-place 'Travel Industry' ranking for the twelfth consecutive year is a testament to our innovative style and longevity within the industry," said Vicky Garcia, COO and co-owner of Cruise Planners...



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